The community of Somersville was laid in 1834 by Thomas Price and William Somers. The Bokes Creek Post Office was established April 26, 1850, with Amon S. Davis as postmaster. The post office was discontinued on June 30, 1904. As of 1877, the town contained two grocery stores, a blacksmith shop, a shoe shop, and one physician. The mail service is not sent through the Peoria Post Office.